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Lipinsky helps create CC events

High School Sports

Tuesday races in the Suburban League brought teams from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties together at different sites. The COVID-19 pandemic nixed that from existence, just like many sports events this calendar year. Mark Lipinsky of Second Sole Timing wanted to give a glimmer of ...

Clevinger also broke team rules

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger’s free spirit may have put the Cleveland Indians at risk. Clevinger flew home with his teammates Sunday despite knowing he had broken the club’s COVID-19 protocols by going out in Chicago with right-hander Zach Plesac during Cleveland’s weekend trip, ...

Window closing for DeCastro, Steelers

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — David DeCastro understands he’s running out of time. So are most of the other members on what’s been one of the NFL’s most consistent offensive lines for the better part of a decade. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers right guard turned 30 in January a couple of weeks before ...

Francona returns to dugout

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will return to the team today after missing more than a week so he could rest while dealing with a gastrointestinal condition. The team said Francona will be in the dugout when the Indians open a two-game home series against the Chicago ...

OHSFCA not consulted before new plan released

High School Sports

The Ohio High School Athletic Association did not directly consult the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association before formulating a plan released Friday for going forward with a 2020 high school football season. Lakeview coach Tom Pavlansky, president of the OHSFCA, said he was told in ...

Not following protocol

Local Sports

Zach Plesac understood the importance of players behaving in order for baseball to have its season amid a global pandemic. He broke the rules anyway. The Indians sent Plesac back to Cleveland on Sunday in a car service after the young right-hander violated team rules and Major League ...

DeShields, Indians play small ball to beat White Sox

Local Sports

CHICAGO — Delino DeShields snapped a tie with a perfectly placed squeeze bunt in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians topped the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Sunday night. DeShields’ bunt drove in Jose Ramirez, who started the inning on second as part of baseball’s extra-inning rule ...

Tigers get past Pirates

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series. After the Tigers posted 17-13 and 11-5 wins at PNC Park, the ...

Plesac, Reyes power Tribe to win

Local Sports

CHICAGO — Zach Plesac tossed six strong innings and the Cleveland Indians snapped a scoring drought with a six-run fourth in a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil Reyes and Jordan Luplow each hit a two-run homer in ...

Six weeks are better than none

Sport columns

So, the Ohio High School Athletic Association went and did it. The organizing body for high school sports in the state conferred with all the right people — school superintendents, principals, athletic administrators and coaches — and came up with a plan for high school football this fall ...

Tigers early home runs sink Pirates

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe the Detroit Tigers should get four unexpected days off more often. Or maybe they should just face a pitching staff in tatters. Either way, Detroit’s struggling offense has found traction in Pittsburgh. Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer Candelario ...

Landry activated from injury list

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following offseason hip surgery. Landry has not missed a game in six NFL seasons. That streak has been in doubt after he underwent ...

All broken up

High School Sports

Fear of a COVID-19 spike in late fall played a role in what will be a drastically different high school football season in 2020, according to a release from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Gov. Mike DeWine’s office recommended this week that the season be shortened. The OHSAA ...

Tribe bats silenced in loss to White Sox

Local Sports

CHICAGO — Dylan Cease got into trouble over and over again. He also escaped each time. The young right-hander isn’t a rookie anymore. Cease showed off his poise while working five shutout innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Friday ...

Joys of fishing about more than casting, reeling

Sport columns

Experienced anglers understand that fishing is a lot more than casting, reeling and unhooking fish. To succeed on the water, anglers need to be prepared. Preparation starts at home, in the garage or workshop, and extends through the drive to the lake and all of the various actions that we ...

MVFC moves season to spring

YSU Sports

The Missouri Valley Football Conference is moving league games to the spring of 2021, the conference’s presidents council announced Friday night, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be fall football at Stambaugh Stadium. The MVFC Presidents Council, which is headed by YSU president Jim ...

Indians’ coach opts out for rest of 2020

Local Sports

CHICAGO — Cleveland Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo has opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about contracting the coronavirus. Team President Chris Antonetti said Friday that Van Burkelo had been contemplating his departure for some time because of a personal high-risk ...

Virus precautions, uncertainty mark opening of Ohio St. camp

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State opened preseason training camp Thursday with strict coronavirus protocols in place and under a cloud of uncertainty about whether the revised 10-game season will even be played at all. Rules requiring testing, masks, frequent disinfecting of equipment and social ...

Cincinnati seeing red

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Jose Ramirez homered from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Cincinnati Reds 13-0 on Thursday night. Ramirez hit a solo drive batting from the left side against Luis Castillo in the first inning. He connected again during ...

Tomlin shares worries about 2020 season

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are united heading into the 2020 season. Yet even with every member of his team opting to play this fall, that doesn’t mean Mike Tomlin is certain his club — or the NFL at large — will be able to navigate without any complications the next five ...